Al Yergey MS Scientist Award

Yergey_192xDougThe Al Yergey Mass Spectrometry Scientist Award is sponsored by ASMS to recognize dedication and significant contributions to mass spectrometry-based science by “unsung heroes.” This award is named in memory of Al Yergey a well-respected scientist who served 45 years at National Institutes of Health where he was known as a dedicated mentor. 2018 marked the 50th year of Al's ASMS membership. 

Nominations will be held for three years. Up to three awards ($1,000 each and a plaque) will be presented at the ASMS Annual Conference. Nominations are due November 30. Scroll down for details on nomination process.

Eligibility & How To Submit a Nomination

Eligibility. Nominations are open to scientists (NON-tenure track) in academic, government, non-profit, and industrial labs. Nominees must be members of ASMS.

Nominations are due November 30. 
How to Nominate. First, complete and submit the online nomination form. Second, insure that required letters are sent by email. Nomination is not complete until letters are received by info [at] asms [dot] org. Letters must be received by November 30.
Items needed to complete the online nomination form:

  1. The nominee’s current position, affiliation, and contact information;
  2. A brief statement describing the dedication and contributions of the nominee to mass spectrometry;
  3. The nominee’s CV or biographical sketch;
  4. Names and emails of two professional colleagues of the nominee who will provide a one-page letter of support.

Award recipients will be selected by a committee of members appointed by the ASMS President.

Go to online nomination form.

Al Yergey MS Scientist 2023 Recipients

Download full 2023 ASMS Awards Announcement  

Eduard Denisov, 2023 RecipientEduard Denisov, Thermo Fisher Scientific, is one of key people whose hard and creative work over the last two decades was crucial for making Orbitrap mass spectrometry the leading technique in high resolution mass spectrometry. He took leading part in experimental development of all major elements of the Orbitrap technology. Over all these years he remained a reliable, modest and at the same time a very passionate enthusiast of Orbitrap technology, who really cares that every user of this technology is getting the best results.

Jodie Johnson, 2023 RecipientJodie Johnson, University of Florida, is so extremely valuable to MSREC, the University of Florida, and the larger MS community. No matter where you are in your MS career, from novice to 20 years of experience, one can learn invaluable knowledge from Dr. Johnson. He is a dedicated mentor and his knowledge is expansive in areas of chromatography and mass spectrometry. He loves to share his knowledge and loves to engage in research discussions.

Amina Woods, 2023 RecipientAmina Woods, NIDA IRP, NIH, has made significant contributions to MS-based science and her dedication to the field of mass spectrometry is amply featured by her record of research, service and teaching. Amina has willingly offered her knowledge through many venues. Biological mass spectrometry became an integral component of her research activities in the early 1990s when she became affiliated with the late Bob Cotter using plasma desorption MS to characterize biological molecules. From then on, mass spectrometry has been at the heart of much of her research portfolio and her community participation in many mass spectrometry organizations including ASMS.

Past Recipients of the Al Yergey MS Scientist Award

2023: Eduard Denisov, Jodie Johnson, and Amina Woods

2022: Gordon A. Anderson, MIchael A. Grayson, Martha M. Vestling

2021: Mark Kushnir; Arpad Somogyi

2020: Rachel Ogorzalek Loo

2019: Jeffrey Shabanowitz